What are some early warning signs of diabetes-related kidney disease?

Microalbumin. The first sign is the appearance of microalbumin in your urine. This is easily detected in a urine test and will tell your doctor to put you on a medication that will lower your blood pressure and "protect" your kidneys to reverse or prevent worsening of the kidney disease.
None patient can... Detect md can check blood tests and a urine for microalbumin.